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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 20, 2008 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry's Favorite Record??

so, here i am, going through my CDs, and i've got this one by the band/duo 'Les Homewreckers', a pretty decent listen, though i haven't listened to it in a few years, but used to all the time; so anyway, i wanted to see if i could find some more info. about the band; did the Google thing, and came up with this page:

http://www.casinomusic.com/cds/les.html

where it is stated: "This album was Jerry Garcia's favorite record..."

i find that hard to believe since it was released in '96 ...

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 20, 2008 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's Favorite Record??

its probably 70s or 80s lp release, remastered and issued in cd format in 96

just guessing...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2008 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's Favorite Record??

"i find that hard to believe since it was released in '96 ..."

I found this on the Amazon site...
Les Homewreckers
Product Details
Audio CD (March 19, 1996)
Original Release Date: March 19, 1996
Label: Casino Records

seems very odd that it would've been Jerry's favorite.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 20, 2008 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's Favorite Record??

yep B., that's what i found as well; maybe the label is just funnin' around? if so, just weird i guess; thanks

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 21, 2008 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chick Corea Electric Band??

Happy Holidays Thomas!

The first album by The Chick Corea Electric Band (1986) really might have been Jer's favorite album...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_Corea_Elektric_Band

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608000311/Chick-Corea.html

This post was modified by Cliff Hucker on 2008-12-21 15:13:46

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Dec 21, 2008 11:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chick Corea Electric Band??

I actually doubt that as well. in "conversations with the dead" jerry is actually pretty critical of chick corea and that whole scene...

heres the portion I was referring to (interview w/ Blair Jackson and David Gans, 4-28-1981):

"Gans: Have you seen Group 87? Mark Isham, Peter Maunu, former Van Morrison guys. Like Weather Report, but they had a guitar instead of [saxophonist] Wayne Shorter. Like a young Weather Report...

Garcia: There are some real great those-kind-of-musicians. Thats kind of like music-school music, state-of-the-art music-school music. Weather Report and the whole Chick Corea school of keyboard-an awful lot of it is like musicians' music. It's not really fun to listen to.

Gans: The feeling I get is that they are all playing on the same stage at the same time, but they aren't playing together. I'm used to the Grateful Dead, where there's incredible personal dynamics happening. With those guys, it was improvisations, but it was each guy on his own turf.

Garcia: I don't know why those guys, with their ability, don't have a concept that is sort of like ensemble improvisation. They're certainly capable of doing it but they don't, for some reason..."